Asian Games Medalists to Get Big Bonuses

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Monday announced the amounts of prize money for Korean athletes in the 2014 Asian Games and the Asian Para Games.

The prize money for gold medalists will be W1.2 million, and W700,000 and W400,000 for silver and bronze medalists (US$1=W1,021).

All Korean athletes will receive W150,000 each whether they win anything or not.

Medalists in team events will receive 75 percent of the prize money for medalists in individual events. Ordinary and paralympic athletes alike will receive the same amount of prize money.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 26, 2014 12:51 KST